The Redeemer CE Primary School
Literacy & Writing
I have been teaching for twenty three years and have been Literacy Subject Leader for the last 20 years. Since the formation of the Redeemer CE Primary School ten years ago, I have been responsible for History, Drama and Speaking and Listening. I am a Middle Leader having responsibility for Upper Key Stage Two.
In all of my time at The Redeemer School I have had great opportunities to develop my curriculum knowledge and expertise. . I have been leading and managing curriculum development which has at times been challenging when new practices and curriculums have come in.
I have been seconded to the LEA as Literacy Consultant and this developed my ability to lead and manage across different schools, SLTs and teaching staff. I have always been an energetic and enthusiastic teacher with a desire to improve children’s ability across the curriculum. I am always eager to improve my own working practice and I was fortunate enough to have been a Leading teacher for the Every Child a Writer project. This developed further my passion for the teaching of writing.
Since our school became a NSS my role has changed. I still work with staff on the development of writing, but my role has developed further to encompass more of the curriculum.
I personally benefit from collaborating with others; I am always challenging the way I deliver and teach different elements of the curriculum. Working with colleagues from different school settings makes me evaluate all that I do. Early on in my career I worked in a School in Special Measures, so I have an understanding of what other teachers in vulnerable schools are experiencing and I feel that this knowledge makes me a sympathetic but challenging support to others.
I believe in a collegiate approach to improving standards. It relies on collaboration and supportive relationships. This is the way to develop and drive sustained improvement in Education.